Case Study: Columbia, South Carolina

In 2006, a Rosewood Elementary teacher, who is also a parent, noticed on her morning walks to school with her daughter that cars were driving too fast in front of the school. Almost weekly the teacher witnessed cars running the red light at one of the school's main intersections.

Wanting to slow down traffic, the teacher sent out a request for ideas to parents and school faculty members. The teacher was told about the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) movement, and with help from a SRTS planning committee, she worked to develop andimplement SRTS activities at Rosewood Elementary...